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Marquardt, Lynda Gayle

December 17, 1946 –
 June 2, 2021


    Joanne Hope
    6 Jun 2021

    so sorry to hear about Lynda. thinking of you, Jim, at this sad time.

    Peggy West
    6 Jun 2021

    Lynda was a great colleague to work with at MCHB/HRSA/HHS. Condolences to all her family and friends. I have many fond memories from our work collaborations.

    Charlotte Gish
    7 Jun 2021

    I am sad my friend and former work colleague has died far tooooo young! Prayers for family!! Char

    Bradley Planey
    7 Jun 2021

    Lynda was always a great support to me when I was a MCH Director. Her never ending kindness and wisdom made working with her so easy and so positive. My condolences to her family and the loss they have just experienced.

    Rodney Farley
    7 Jun 2021

    Worked with Lynda since 1995 very sweet and nice caring person to work with. Prayers for her husband and family.

    Ray Westerlage
    7 Jun 2021

    Lynda was passionate and dedicated in working with those benefiting from the Federal grant programs with which she worked. We was equally enjoyable tone around, and I enjoyed her humor and general positive attitude in the office. She will be greatly missed!

    Betty Chern-Hughes
    7 Jun 2021

    I am so sorry to hear this. Lynda was such a beautiful, kind, smart, caring spirit. I am thankful to have known her as a colleague and friend. Sending prayers and sincerest condolences to her loved ones. May her memory be a Blessing and bring comfort and Peace to all of her loved ones.

    Michelle Mellen
    7 Jun 2021

    Our sincere condolences to Jim and family. Lynda was a wonderful colleague for our shared years at HRSA/Dallas office. She was held in great respect, kind, and a wonderful team member. She will be sorely missed. Godspeed, my friend!

    marianne davenport
    7 Jun 2021

    Lynda was a dear friend for 30 years starting as professional colleagues
    we became fast friends. I am saddened and shocked and my condolences go to Jim and her entire family ..she was one of a kind and her kindness to all who knew her will never be forgotten . I will miss her so much but treasure all the memories.

    Lucy Im
    8 Jun 2021

    Lynda was so supportive of our Arkansas team and very enthusiastic and passionate about her MCH work. She will be missed!

    Gregg Hosford from Central Congregational Church
    8 Jun 2021

    My condolences for your loss. Thinking of you in prayer.

    Patricia Baird
    8 Jun 2021

    Lynda, so smart, so funny, such a great friend, Gone too soon.I loved her for over 40 years since our days at Maricopa Count Health Dept.

    Carolyn Hake
    8 Jun 2021

    Jim, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Lynda’s passing. I know this has been and will continue to be devastating to you. You will be in my thoughts.

    Charlotte Kaye Lang
    9 Jun 2021

    I have known Lynda since junior high school and always heard her in the highest regard. She was intelligent and focused and sweet and kind. I loved her Facebook posts with her darling dogs–how lucky they were to have her. To her family, I am so sorry that she is gone, too young, and I know all of you will miss her and hope that all of the loving memories you share of her will help through the sadness. Rest in peace my friend.

    Tracy Turner
    9 Jun 2021

    Please accept our deepest and most heartful condolences. Lynda will truly be missed. Arkansas CSHCN Program

    Jeff Jordan
    9 Jun 2021

    Deepest sympathies to Lynda’s family.
    She will be missed by her HRSA office and HQ colleagues.

    Nancy Gales
    9 Jun 2021

    Lynda was larger than life. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker to me. I am so sad to hear about her passing. Jim, my heart goes out to you.

    Laura Warren
    9 Jun 2021

    Such a sweet and caring woman. Gone too soon! Thinking of her family in their sorrow!

    Ann Stockert
    10 Jun 2021

    Jim as part of your church family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We look forward to seeing you soon in worship.

    Cheryl Crutcher
    10 Jun 2021

    Lynda & I met in the 70’s in undergraduate school & became long time friends. Lynda, I learned a lot from you & we had some fun times. I’ll miss you. Love, Cheryl

    Gates and Mary Whitaker
    11 Jun 2021

    Jim, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayer are with you and your family.
    Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    Gates and Mary

    11 Jun 2021

    I’m sadden to learn of the passing of Lynda. I feel so grateful that I was fortunate to meet Lynda when I trained both her Britnay’s. Jim, I’m so sorry for your loss, let me know if there is anything I can do.

    Liese Sherwood-Fabre
    16 Jun 2021

    I worked with Lynda for many years, serving many of the same populations she did. I found her inspiring and compassionate and miss the work we did together.

    Sid Petersen
    20 Jun 2021

    Lynda you were the light of the Dallas Regional Office when I worked there. My condolences to your friends and family. I am sure you will be greatly missed.

    Carla Williams
    20 Sep 2021

    I will truly miss her calm and sweet nature. I condolences goes out to her her husband James. She was a big help.

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